Coffman Engineers Hires Brian Dersch and Key Electrical Engineering Staff From Dersch Design & Engineering

Multidiscipline engineering consulting firm Coffman Engineers, Inc. (Coffman) announced today it has hired Brian Dersch, PE, LEED AP, and another electrical engineering professional. These two key hires augment Coffman’s San Diego electrical engineering department and add depth to the company’s renewable energy capabilities.
Before joining Coffman, Brian was the president and CEO of Dersch Design & Engineering (DDE), a San Diego-based electrical engineering firm. DDE focused on designing power, lighting, and renewable energy systems. In October 2021, Brian decided to close his 8-year-old business and agreed to bring his team and expertise to Coffman’s San Diego office.
“Founding Dersch Design & Engineering has been an incredible achievement, and I am thankful to have been entrusted by clients with their projects over the past eight years,” said Brian Dersch. “It was time for me to hang up my owner’s hat and focus on the next chapter in my career. I can’t think of a better place to land than at Coffman Engineers.”
Brian and Steven Walker will become Coffman employees on Oct. 18, 2021, and move to Coffman’s San Diego office. Brian will join the San Diego electrical engineering department as a senior discipline manager and support principal Joe Dews, PE. The department will expand to include 12 team members.
“I have so much respect for the business Brian built in San Diego. We are fortunate to continue the partnership we started many years ago, now as colleagues,” said Joe Dews, Principal electrical engineer. “They are a natural fit at Coffman, and our services and market experience are complementary. I’m excited to see what we accomplish together.”
In addition to the greater depth of electrical engineering services in power and lighting design, Brian and his staff specialize in renewable energy system design, including energy-efficiency upgrades, solar PV systems, battery energy storage systems, and microgrids.
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Source: Coffman Engineers, Inc.